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The outrage surrounding the New York Journal News’ decision to publish an interactive map with the names and addresses of pistol permit holders wasn’t enough to put off anti-gun Connecticut officials. “The names and addresses of about 170,000 handgun permit holders in Connecticut, now kept confidential by law, could be made public under a proposed bill that pits gun owners against would-be reformers in the aftermath of the Dec. 14 Newtown school massacre,” reports. Dargan [above left] claims he introduced the bill “to have a discussion” about guns after “the worst school tragedy in history, with kids who are just learning how to tie their shoes gunned down by a madman.” Dargan’s bill may not make it to law, but that won’t stop him grandstanding trying. And the post-Sandy Hook legislative push for new gun control laws continues to grow throughout America . . .

The Empire State may soon become the Emperor’s State as Governor Cuomo sends in his shock troops to infringe upon Americans’ Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms.

“A breakaway group of Senate Democrats vowed Friday to help Gov. Andrew Cuomo pass the strongest assault-weapons ban in the country,” reports. “Sen. Jeffrey Klein, a Democrat from the Bronx, N.Y., who heads the now-five-member Independent Democratic Conference, said after a 90-minute meeting in Cuomo’s office that the group supports the governor’s legislation ‘wholeheartedly’ and that he hopes it will be passed as soon as possible — preferably this month.”

The Gov’s legislative cabal is staying schtum about the ban’s detail, which are rumored to include registration and confiscation of modern sporting rifles. Cuomo is keeping his powder dry until Wednesday’s State of the State address. “It is unclear what type of gun-control legislation Senate Republicans might support,” the paper says, assuming they will support some kind of legislation. Not good.

The Providence Rhode Island City Council has boldly gone where anti-gun Democrats around the country are going to go. The Council passed a resolution in support of State bill 2573, eliminating the Ocean State’s gun control law preemption statute (which prohibits cities and towns from passing their own gun laws). If 2573 goes through, the Council will implement a ban on the “sale, use and possession [emphasis added] of all semi-automatic firearms within Providence.”

On January 27, the Burlington Vermont City Council will consider changing its charter to enable the seizure—yes, seizure—of all semi-automatic “assault weapons” and magazines by the police. As in the Renaissance City, Burlington is legally prohibited from going its own way gun control-wise in a state that allows [permitless] concealed carry.

It’s not just blue states that are making gun rights advocates blue. Although it’s not a gun ban bill per se, deep in the heart of Texas “City of Austin and Travis County officials plan to take steps to ban gun shows on city- and county-owned property — and potentially even curtail them on private property within the city limits, the American-Statesman has learned.”

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  1. Well all gun owners must fight and cram there local officials with so many emails calls to make there head aches so bad to kill the bills.

  2. Timothy McVeigh didn’t use a gun…

    Killed 168 innocent people.

    Killed 19 children under age 6.

    Injured over 680 innocent people.

    Yet you can still buy fertilizer…

    You can still buy racing fuel…

    You can still rent box trucks…

    Murderers will murder with or without a gun!


    What part of this don’t these asshats in “elected” office understand?

  3. When I have to register my guns (before they are subsequently confiscated), do I need to submit a stool sample, urine and DNA sample along with my photos and fingerprints?

    D0es anyone know yet?

    Sure government agent man, my guns are all right there lined up neatly for you to confiscate. What is that brown stuff all over them? Oh – that is the newest thing in camo paint jobs – pay it no mind.

  4. Well for some reason I can say I saw this coming.
    We have a long road ahead of us. There will be key battles, Illinois, New York, and other places where we need a win. It will set precedent.

  5. We now face a terrible dilemma,one which even the Founding Fathers never saw coming. We know what to do when our government turns down the path of tyranny. What is the answer when the tyranny is lawfully elected into Anetican office by a willing majority of miseducated-via-public-school voters?

    Revolution? All it would do is give the current crop of sheep a chance to install an even more tyrannical government.
    Surrender? And let the light of liberty so many have died for go out?

    • “What is the answer when the tyranny is lawfully elected into Anetican office by a willing majority of miseducated-via-public-school voters?”

      My answer? Morality and rights are not subject to popular opinion.

      • Exactly. The majority of Germans were behind Hitler at one time. That does not make their actions moral or right in any way. The same applies here.

    • The King’s laws were valid–unjust and immoral–but valid.

      We, as Americans, can’t simply pick and choose which laws to follow at whim. However, our Founders would agree, free men do not abide by unjust and immoral laws that infringe on our God given rights. Regardless if those laws are handed down by king or mob rule.

      It’s more than a right to resist such laws–it’s a duty, an obligation to posterity to do so.

  6. Those who violate The Constitution must be arrested, confined and tried for treason before they arrest those who adhere to it.

    • Here, here!

      Nationwide constitutional carry, now! Screw permits! Screw reciprocity! We carry whatever we decide we need in whatever manner we choose. Prosecution of anyone that attempts to deny the citizens their rights. Stand your ground nationwide, now!

      I’m not being sarcastic. This will work better than anything the banners will ever think of. It’s time to play hardball. If there are no politicians willing to step up and introduce legislation to this effect, let’s start a petition drive. We’ve got to keep the anti-2A crowd off balance.

      • Yes, million man AR march through Chicago. The goons may come running to stop…. but they’re limping back, lol, Randy

  7. What a pathetic country this is. I can’t believe I ever flew a flag right-side up. I can’t believe I ever sang the Star Spangled Banner with pride. I can’t believe there was ever a time I thought we were actually a great nation, an exceptional country different from all others.

    I see the truth now. We were never exceptional; we were just young. We hadn’t yet become weak and subservient to inevitable tyranny, as must always happen under any government. People are inherently stupid, selfish, amoral, and yearning to be controlled. How could the Constitution ever possibly last?

    Every day I wake up awaits with a dozen new reasons to be depressed and utterly hopeless about the future of this country and – since there’s nowhere else to go that’s any better – the world. Who even cares if all these bills are defeated? There will just be more. It’ll never stop until we’re all slaves, like the rest of the world. And don’t hold your breath for Americans to fight back in any real sense. That sort of courage died two generations ago.

    Part of me is glad I was alive long enough to know what freedom was like for at least some of my life. The other half of me wishes I was born today so I never would have known it in the first place to mourn it.

    • Brilliant. Except I don’t believe that the courage to fight back died two generations ago. The “greatest generation” fought Nazis and fascists abroad. Meanwhile, their president was wiping his crippled @ss with the Constitution and the “greatest” loved him for it.

      • And america supporting communists was better? I will not get into a debate of Germany being right or wrong. Facts are facts. AH tried to save Europe from communism. We supported the communists of WWII and we are still paying for it.
        Stop swallowing all the WWII propaganda that america did the right thing.

    • “They tell us, sir, that we are weak; unable to cope with so formidable an adversary. But when shall we be stronger? Will it be the next week, or the next year? Will it be when we are totally disarmed, and when a British guard shall be stationed in every house? Shall we gather strength by irresolution and inaction? Shall we acquire the means of effectual resistance, by lying supinely on our backs, and hugging the delusive phantom of hope, until our enemies shall have bound us hand and foot? Sir, we are not weak if we make a proper use of those means which the God of nature hath placed in our power. Three millions of people, armed in the holy cause of liberty, and in such a country as that which we possess, are invincible by any force which our enemy can send against us. Besides, sir, we shall not fight our battles alone. There is a just God who presides over the destinies of nations; and who will raise up friends to fight our battles for us. The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave. Besides, sir, we have no election. If we were base enough to desire it, it is now too late to retire from the contest. There is no retreat but in submission and slavery!”

      “What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!”

    • Damn Silver. Sounds like you ought to curl up in the fetal position in a darkened room and suck your thumb til it goes away.

      As for me, fuk em. I remember when this was a free, or at least free-ish, country and I work to return it to that standard. I got grandkids, I don’t have the luxery of quitting.

    • This is exactly how I feel as well. Unfortunately I am only 32 years old and I wasn’t around for the days when America was great. It saddens me that everyone my age has a different view of America. I would be willing to stand up and fight but as you say that will died years ago. I don’t know of anyone else in my generation that would be willing to fight for freedom. They only care about themselves. They will gladly give up their guns as long as they can continue to live, even if that life is severely restricted.

      Like you I wake up everyday and feel just a little more depressed when I look at our situation. Then I read comments on sites such as this one and see there are others that feel the same as me. There are others that would be willing to stand up to this government, but are there enough of us to make a difference? I don’t think there is. If we can’t change America why can we not all move to a certain area and form our own government, or country? Be free from Obama just as our forefathers wanted to be free from the ruling of a tyrant king. All like minded people can move to Texas and fight to secede. That is one option.

      • Like minded as in all 6 of us?

        If enough people cared about America as we do, there wouldn’t be a need to have an NRA or an SAF.

        We are on the wrong side of the population charts. The people who are having more babies are the ones who want America to be another Soviet Empire.In 20 years life as we know it today will seem impossible to future generations.They’ ll say through faces frozen in shock:

        People didnt pay 75% of their income in taxes?
        Crime was so low that you didn’t need bars on your windows? You could buy a gun if you weren’t police or military? Defending your home wasn’t a felony offense?

  8. Remember the politicians credo: It isn’t important to actually DO something, its important to be SEEN to do something.

  9. Gun ban bill walks into a bar and says, ‘Gimme 30 shots.’ Bartender says, ‘Sorry, but we can only serve 29 rounds or less.’

    • awesome idea. Permits to carry alcohol. Background check when you order from the bar. Limit restrictions. This will cure drunk driving for sure!

  10. You do understand we have imported so many 3 rd. peoples that do not or will not accept American values , this is the grand plan of the Dems. and they all are on some type of government handout,from education (green cards) to food and you name it , they vote socialism to a tee… and vote anti- gun 100%… they can not relate to hard independent American Liberty… We are out numbered at this time … maybe forever? This is what happened to the Romans too. even our Army is in same makeup … this country with woman in the military, gays in the military , We are all ready for the biggest fall in all history … and that is also a big part of the ANTI-GUN culture , anti-liberty culture……just go to a supermarket It’s their right to be RUDE too. It’s their right to be Given health CARE ….It’s their RIGHT TO have GOVERNMENT protection! Pride goes before the FALL says the Bible!

  11. If there’s a weapons ban in any state people in that state should sell their guns for a dollar to someone out of state FFL transfer each gun to new owner and have a contract written to buy back the gun for a dollar when legislation is revoked. Then no gun losses and that would stick it to the lawmakers.

  12. I’m waiting for the ban bill on the large size can of gun oil. The attorneys can’t get to work untill some of the crap makes it through. Maybe they can say in court that the rifles can kill children, maybe the judge can say “can’t your car do the same”, you is walking home,lol, Randy

  13. When these Tyrants are called to the floor for their Treason will they hold their heads high and say it was for the children? When We the People walk them to the wall will they hold their heads high and say it was for the children? Or will they beg and grovel for their lives saying “just give me one more chance to get it right”………. for the children.

  14. The “militia” is us. You and I and every USA citizen. We are the government. We are the employer of the “Government”. They, the president, senators, congressmen, et. al., are the/our employees. The rules/standards of their employment is/are “The Constitution of the United States of America and its Bill if Rights”. End of Discussion.

    Speak it loud. Write them. Call them. Everyday. And tell them so.

    Explain to them that their jobs are at stake. And, all of our lives are at stake(especially theirs). Their actions will bring consequences. And not those they believe.

    Nous Defions
    De Oppresso Libre

    • “We are the government.” Really?!?

      What is this ‘we’, Kemosabe? You might be ‘the government’, but I’m not.

      When was the last time you voted on a Bill; wrote a regulation; enforced a Law? We are not the Government. We Are The People!

  15. I wonder whether this is coincidence or coordinated action.

    Of course as they say, “Two can play at that game.” It would really suck for the legislators that propose these types of bills if 10 to 20 people filed personal lawsuits against them. No matter how frivolous the lawsuits, it would still drain time and money from the legislators to defend themselves.

    Could “We The People” also pursue prosecution of such legislators via denial of civil rights under color of law type statutes?

  16. The Journal News’s publishing of gun owners’ names and addresses did a couple of things. First, it displayed the Left’s poison spite, which they usually mask with appeals to their supposed good intentions. Second, it demonstrated the results of firearms registration. Once you register your weapons with the government, who has what becomes public record, easily broadcast to the world by people like the Journal News.

    And not only did they endanger gun owners, including many in law enforcement and corrections. They also published, by elimination, the easy prey who are undefended. Liberal compassion in action.

  17. We will soon have free states and serf states, until the Feds make the toughest restrictions the standard.

    As for the SCOTUS this will be on the docket and given the emotional nature of the debate don’t expect them to protect us.

    See how fast we went from winning to facing defeat ?

  18. Gentlemen. We are not beat until we quit. It’s time to man up and quit the wailing. i am not letting Difi or barry or these other weasels beat me. We can set an example for the youngsters who know no better and we can bring freedom back to this country. But we cannot do this if we defeat ourselves. So remember that you were born with a pair and they are still attached.

    No more hand wringing and crying.

  19. “False is the idea of utility that sacrifices a thousand real advantages
    for one imaginary or trifling inconvenience; that would take fire from
    men because it burns, and water because one may drown in it; that has no
    remedy for evils except destruction. The laws that forbid the carrying
    of arms are laws of such a nature. They disarm only those who are
    neither inclined nor determined to commit crime.”
    –Cesare Beccaria, quoted by Thomas Jefferson

  20. I have lived in New York State most of my life. I have had to endure high taxes and overregulation but this proposed gun legislation is the last straw. Although the federal regulations will be bad enough at least in a red (still American) state there will be some resistance to this infringement on our 2d amendment rights. Andrew Cuomo has thrown us lawabiding gun owners under the bus while refusing illegally to enforce laws against illegal aliens . He has rolled out the welcome mat making New York a sanctuary state. To him and the other democraps these are future voters if they aren’t voting already. Like his father he is a corrupt arrogant liberal who will do anything to gain and keep power.

  21. Politifact,a notoriously liberal operation has come out and called the Providence City Council information on semi-autos false.Amazing-it isn’t likely they will get their wish and there probably won’t be radical change statewide because a lot of Democratic legislators in RI are very good on gun rights-there are just a few Republicans and an “independent”Governor who is a congenital idiot and anti-gun,but not boisterously so like Cuomo.My state senator is the majority leader and has an A+ NRA rating-he can block any bill there.The House has more liberals and the Speaker wants to ‘review”gun laws-I have corresponded with him and he seems to be amenable to reason over panic,.The Providence City Council was pushed on this by a radical left wing scumbag-my councilman abstained on the vote for which I let him have a piece of my mind because he is a very responsive politican,He admitted he should have voted against it.

  22. It’s ‘SICKENING’ that a FEMA/DHS, with the Mercenaries and >CIA< and FBI all mixed in on the 'staged fabricated Hollywood Stunt to further the Agenda to confiscate all guns so they can rob and kill us with ease, just like they do everywhere they go in every Country they go in to- Now all that happened in the other Countries is going to happen here and they are having a lot of fun making fools out of the American sheeple- All who believe the lying BS about the School, the Theater, or the Marathon Crap and 9/11 or Waco, or the Federal Building are all done by the Leaders on charge and Y O U S T U P I D P E O P L E H A V E Y O U R H E A D' S U P Y O U R O W N B U T T S! Christ they control the weather to get your homes and your guns- Can't you idiots see that they use the HAARP to dry the Land or to make it too wet to plow- They destroy the abilities to grow food by use of the HAARP- They intentionally set fires to burn away more Food Sources from the Earth It'self, burning live animals and destroying Millions of acres of present unusable Earth Land- You fags and chickenshit so-called Christians believing in Fairy Tales and a Magic Carpet Ride out of danger- LOL DO U HAVE SOME SURPRISES COMING YOUR WAY-Me and Thousands have been telling you idiots for years and you just don't get it- You had crappy parents that didn't care enough about you to teach you haw to read the writing on the wall- Those that are in the know because you're awakened to the real enemies of Americans will please excuse my gentleness and candor with those that truly are asleep-


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